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Little People launch report on health care services accessibility

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 13th August 2016 02:10 PM

The survey was carried out by little people of Uganda, an NGO that champions the rights of little people, or people with short stature.

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The survey was carried out by little people of Uganda, an NGO that champions the rights of little people, or people with short stature.

PIC:Some of the Little People of Uganda pose for a photo with Prof. Tom Shakespeare after the launch of their report on August 12, 2016. Photos/ Mathias Mazinga


A baseline survey report on the experiences of little people in accessing healthcare services was on Friday launched by the programmes manager disability and human rights at National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), Esther Kyozira.

The survey was carried out by little people of Uganda, an NGO that champions the rights of little people, or people with short stature.

The function at Makerere University attracted over 100 little people and parents of little children.

It was also graced by Prof. Tom Shakespeare, a little person and lecturer at East Anglia University, UK.

rof om hakespeare left poses for a photo with  uild resident  hahali ugamba during the function Prof. Tom Shakespeare left poses for a photo with IUIU Guild President, Shahali Mugamba during the function

 
Prof. Shakespeare advised the little people to work in solidarity with other organisations of disabled persons, arguing that the disabled persons experienced similar challenges.

Annet Nakyeyune, the founding director of Little People of Uganda called upon government and all members of the public to be mindful of the needs and human rights of little people.

Little people are persons with dwarfism, a genetic disorder that affects born cartilage growth, which results in either proportionate or disproportionate short stature.

The function was also graced by the Guild President of Islamic University of Uganda (IUIU), Shahali Mugamba.

 

hakespeare and ugamba take a selfie with a friend during the launch of the report Shakespeare(L) and Mugamba(R) take a selfie with a friend during the launch of the report

 

nnet akyeyune founding director of ittle eople of ganda Annet Nakyeyune, founding director of Little People of Uganda

 

 yozira  launches the aseline survey report of the ittle eople of ganda Kyozira (L) launches the Baseline survey report of the Little People of Uganda

 

 he little people and their friends getting food after the function The little people and their friends getting food after the function

 



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